Many of my volunteer opportunites involved kids. Helping the youth of my community, and any other community, brings bright minds to the future and ones that can continue the trend. Not only has volunteering helped children, but it also benefited me. I’ve built wonderful friendships and leadership skills from giving back. I learned the values of hard work and dedication.
We were middle class, a very average family. The environment surrounding my family during that time was actually very civilized. Hardly no crime, amiable people and we got close with the neighbors and became very involved with their lives and they became involved in ours. I started attending Yeager Elementary. I really feel for that school because that is the place where I met most of the people I still talk to till this very day, it has a notable place in my heart, I can never forget my third through fifth grade years. I also started attending Tom Browne Middle School. Tom Browne was viewed as an average school, but, to some, it was a “low class”
From pre-school till sixth grade I was in private school that was co-ed I switched to four different private schools since I was younger. For pre-school I went to St.Micheal which was an experience to have been able to encounter. Being able to learn about religion, other languages, and different cultures. Going in to kindergarten till third grade I went to St. George it was a good
Contributing to my school and community is a true passion. I am involved in programs like the Red Cross, Angel Tree created by The Salvation Army, and Olive Garden’s Pasta For Pennies. My school hosted a Red Cross blood drive, and I was responsible for promoting the event to individuals within our school. We had a total of two hundred students donate blood. We helped save a total of six hundred lives! I also assisted the Program Angel Tree by promoting the program among the student organizations within my school. Our involvement has helped hundreds of less fortunate children and seniors receive necessities and gifts! As a team, the student council also collects spare change from students in our school. Our collaboration with Olive Garden has helped fund the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's School & Youth campaign. I am truly glad that my contributions have made an impact within my community and society! My strong involvement in extracurricular activities has helped me become knowledgeable, principled, and a risk-taker. I carry a strong sense of respect and righteousness, and I approach unfamiliar opportunities with a vision and great courage. I seek to set an example for members within my school, community, state, and
Since I was five years old I would always give my community a help hand, whether in beautifying my community by planting flowers, or by volunteering at local places. From the ages from five to ten my after school program would go around the neighborhood to plant flowers. In my town library I donated my time to help the children with hands-on activities to promote original ideas such as creating objects with everyday items. I have also volunteered a total of 36 hours for the American Cancer Society.
Changing from a private middle school to a public high school was definitely a huge adjustment for me. Starting in high school was already a big enough adjustment, but switching to public school meant more obstacles for me, such as meeting new people, different types of rules and a new class schedule. The biggest obstacle for me was to understand all the different options for each class. In private school, the teachers never explained to me what AP and honor classes were or how it could help improve my transcript for applying to college. It was not until the end of sophomore year where I completely understood that AP classes were for college credit, but by then it was too late for me. I had already taken multiple classes that I could have possibly
I didn't go to school I was homeschooled for a little while until I got used to being away from my family then they enrolled me in school. I was in 3rd grade and it was my first year at this school I had Mr. Knew. I made it throught the year and basically my whole summer was going back and forth to court and it was the most stressful summer because I also had to make some decisions, and I didnt know if they were the right ones.
I grew up in Belen, a small rural town in New Mexico, I am the youngest of 8 children. I was raised with two parents who have an uncompromising work ethic, and that in itself has taught me so much. My dad has always been a private contractor and since I was young I can remember helping him in the yard after he came home from a ten plus, hour work day. From kindergarten until seventh grade, I was homeschooled by my mom who worked hard to teach me, and my older sister and brother. Somehow she managed to teach, manage our home and do the books and payroll for their business. After seventh grade, I attended a private school for two years where I learned a lot in a structured environment that stressed the importance of all of the core subjects. After eighth grade, I made the decision to go to a public high school. I felt that this was the best decision for me because I would be submerged in an environment with more elective options and a larger diversity of peers, in order to gain valuable communication and social skills. I felt that this decision would also benefit my parents
My educational history is very diverse. I went to Catholic school from kindergarten to sixth grade, then went to public school from seventh to twelfth grade. The transition from Catholic school to public school was very complicated but at the same time it was effortless. I did not have to wear a uniform, go to church, or learn religion anymore.
Over the years I went to a traditional school. I just transfered schools this year. I go to High Marq Environmental Charter School and it is pretty much teaching yourself and shows you hands on work instead of reading from a book. I transfered so I could get away from bullying, and to actually be tought something helpful in life and so far it's going really good.
When I was in the fourth grade, I moved from a small Lutheran school of 100 to a larger publicly funded elementary school, Lincoln Elementary. Wow. Lincoln was a big school, full of a thousand different attitudes about everything from eating lunch to how to treat a new kid. It was a tough time for me, my first year, and more than anything, I wanted to
Being homeschooled until I entered the fifth grade, I probably wouldn’t keep the friends or the attitude I retain to this day. One quality you definitely would see if I didn’t transfer into public school is how shy I was. I wouldn’t have seen people the way I did, or acted around others the way I had. Had it not been for the journey of going from kindergarten to being homeschooled and finally to being in public school in the fifth grade, I would be someone completely different. I mean, my first day of school in kindergarten I stabbed another kid with a pencil for taking my lego block. But fifth grade became a whirlwind of new things, I didn’t even know about cliques at the time. When I got into public school is when I met Just-Ice (Justice) who has had that nickname since fifth grade. He and Leon were my only two friends back then. Leon and I underwent a falling out though and we stopped talking as much. But when sixth grade came around, I began to get to know Jesse and a good portion of my good friends today. Swapping school types again later on in life
For as long as I can remember, I have loved helping people, and my career at Osceola High School has helped me pursue this passion of mine. From Student Council and National Honors Society, to working as a teacher's aide, to volunteering at PeeWee Basketball, I have found that there is nothing I would rather do than help others.